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Monthly Writing Prompt
For this month's writing prompt write a scene using the following sentence to start;

The streets were deserted. Where was everyone? Where had they all gone?

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Our monthly writing tips are written by our very own TerishD. You can read more in Terish's Blog located in "The Abstractions" area of the forum.

Look Back

When not able to write ahead, it helps to look back. In my case I had written a paragraph ahead of the story. What I needed to do was add a section of exposition (talking) presenting some facts. In going back, I realized that I could insert a section where a 'tour' of the surroundings could be done. This allowed for character interaction, story development, and other things that enabled me to present the facts in an entertaining manner.

One should not face a writer's block with the mentality of bursting through it. I have found in my own experience that a writer's block is usually due to my mind indicating that it has a problem in 'channeling' the story. One reason might be a re-imagining of certain story points. Another reason however is that there is a problem in where you are at in the story, so you need to look back and find out the problem with the 'journey' that prevents the tale from advancing.

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PostSubject: October's Writing Prompt   October's Writing Prompt Icon_minitimeOctober 3rd 2010, 4:58 pm

Once again the month of October has rolled around and that means we have something spooky prepared for you. It's your choice to either write a poem or just a continuation of the story I'll be giving you. Remember to involve the following key words in your work: Death, Alive, Scared, Horror, Slaughter, Buried, Rain, Wet, Cold,

I Want To Play A Game...


...in the middle of the haunted Woods, known for its slaughtering and burying alive. So how long can you hold your breath? It doesn't matter because you haven't lived until you've been scared to death.

The moon is shining through the thickness of the trees and only a small part of light is reflecting on the ground. In the distance you hear the wind blowing through the branches and footsteps moving closer by the crunching sound of fallen leaves. You feel blood sliding down the side of your face, dripping slowly onto the top of your shirt. Your left shoulder is dislocated and your right foot is only hanging on by a single tendon. Never in your life have you felt pain as intense as right now and if it wasn't for the thick and heavy chain that's tied around your neck and torso, you'd run like hell. Judging from the loud breathing close to you, you know that you're no longer alone. You can make out a muscular and tall figure to your left, smelling like blood and sweat, and behind it a muddy pile with an opening next to it. Its huge hand reaching out for you and you try to move away and scream, but instead you're just lying there in shock, not able to move a single muscle.

After a while...

You open your eyes, not knowing where you are. Looking around doesn't help, because you can't see anything but darkness. All of a sudden you notice something that scares the hell out of you...

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